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It’s called the ‘Treasure Coast’, but residents know that the real gems are the beaches here! Whether you’re looking for a big beach with tons of things to do, or a smaller one that’s quiet and full of wildlife, there’s something that fits how you want to spend your time. Check out these local favorites below!

Santa Lucia Beach

On the southern end of Hutchinson Island is one of the smaller, secluded beaches that locals love for its quiet atmosphere and secluded location. All that you need to do to reach is drive east on Ocean Boulevard until you hit MacArthur Drive, then drive for just under a mile. Once you get there, ample parking, swimming, and fishing await you. Stroll along the shore and keep an eye to the horizon – you may see a dolphin jump, or a manatee float by. The beach’s pet friendly status means that you can bring your furry friend along for the fun.

Waveland Beach

Waveland Beach is one of Hutchinson Island’s favorite little secrets. From Ocean Boulevard, head east and continue onto A1A. Whether you’re looking for a tropical escape or to check another animal off of your nature-watching list, this is great place to enjoy. Take a walk on the sand, relax with a book, or just enjoy the sounds of the ocean and appreciate the serene vibe of the area. It’s not just the beachgoers who agree – animals from pelicans to, manatees to sea turtles have been spotted on Waveland’s shores. Enjoy this little piece of hidden paradise right here in our own backyard. Fun fact: Waveland Beach is the start of a bike path that takes you along A1A! Head out from the parking lot and enjoy your trip!

Bathtub Reef Beach

This beach is home to living coral reef! The beach gets its name from how a ‘bathtub’ of water is formed near the shore when waves wash over the reef and create a pool-like effect. You get here the same way that you get to Santa Lucia Beach, but you drive for about two miles on MacArthur Boulevard, just about to the end. Lucky for you, this beach has plenty of parking! This is a great place for snorkeling and also very kid-friendly. The reef protects the beach from any waves out in the ocean, so the shoreline is calm and peaceful. You’ll find all kinds of people here swimming, snorkeling and playing in the water. Spend some time looking for animals hiding in the coral, stroll across the sand down to the inlet, or enjoy the lovely day from your spot on the beach.

In Florida, the waterfront is the heart of everything that we do. Animals live here, friends play here, and many businesses here base some of their work around the waterfront. It’s no wonder that many of us want to live as close to the water as possible.

Harbour Ridge is one of Florida’s premier private waterfront golf communities. Its waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes it the perfect place to live, and members and residents alike enjoy the well-rounded Florida lifestyle that it offers.

Harbour Ridge is the best of the best. The two championship golf courses wind along the river with beautiful views throughout the entire courses. Residents can entertain themselves at the new Lakeside Fitness Center or explore the surrounding area with kayaks and boat rentals from the on-site Marina. An active calendar of events informs residents of the activities that will take place in the neighborhood, and consists of everything from sporting events to dinners and social gatherings.

To learn more about the unique Florida lifestyle offered at Harbour Ridge and the wide variety of residential real estate offerings available, CLICK HERE. We will email you a digital brochure that highlights the amenities and lifestyle of our waterfront community.